ROMHELD has released M-TECS, a magnetic clamping system that allows quick die changes in the plastics processing industry. M-TECS 130 and M-TECS 210 use an electric permanent magnet with long poles to provide maximum safety, power and reliability.
The M-TECS system is suitable for processing thermoplastics, duroplastics or rubber. It is designed to suit both horizontal and vertical machines with a relatively small investment.
Injection molds, even if not standardised, can be easily and quickly changed without the need for retooling. Clamp force is distributed evenly all over the clamping surface leading to reduced tool wear and lower maintenance costs.
M-TECS 130 is stable up to 130ºC and produces outstanding power concentration with clamping forces to 18kg/cm2. It is available for machines of between 300 kN and 50,000 kN with larger systems on request.
The M-TECS 210 is temperature resistant to 210ºC and allows moulds to be quickly changed over even if they are hot. With no downtime or waiting time (to cool down or heat up tools) changeover times can sometimes be cut by hours.
The M-TECS 210 magnetic clamping plate has an integral heating plate. The system is available in various designs, with and without heating, for presses, injection moulding machines or for vacuum technologies.